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RE: water pump

Thats why I was asking about the pepcock at the fresh tank area. I would think without shutting that off your sucking air through the fresh tank.I take the inlet line off the pump and attach another line to go to the jug.The tank is unhooked from the pump.Do you think my priming techniques is the way it works?I think since i am taking the tank out of the equation it is obsolete?I hook a separate line to the pump in place of the one going to the tank to go to the antifreeze jug..It is the same one i used last year and it worked.If for some reason it had failed to prime on its own do you think if i fed the line going to the pump with antifreeze manually before stating the pump and than when the line is full start the pump for a second.Would this be the way to prime it manually?
joe0508 10/24/17 09:45pm Tech Issues
RE: water pump

Thats why I was asking about the pepcock at the fresh tank area. I would think without shutting that off your sucking air through the fresh tank.I take the inlet line off the pump and attach another line to go to the jug.The tank is unhooked from the pump.
joe0508 10/23/17 06:20pm Tech Issues
RE: water pump

I had a trailer that gave me trouble in the past. I would have to close all taps then open only one for it to prime. Sometimes I would have to open and close it a couple of times. Keep the siphon hose as short as possible. Place the antifreeze jug close to the pump and make sure it isn’t getting sucked to the bottom of the jug. I cut my hose on an angle. Good luck.Yea.I think the length of pipe i have leading to the jug is a little long.I took the original pipe off and replaced it with one of my own.The pipe is 3 foot to the jug an elbow with another foot and half down in the jug.Im thinking maybe i need to bend that elbow up and fill it up with antifreeze and turn the pump on.. that might just get it to working again?
joe0508 10/22/17 10:03pm Tech Issues
RE: water pump

Joe0508 hopefully you figured out the problem. When you added the connection to draw from the anti freeze jug did it have a pepcock to stop drawing from the fresh tank? https://i.imgur.com/V9b0i8Nl.jpgNo.It doesnt have any valves at or near the pump or the tank.The only valves i have is on the back of the hotwater heater.I have the two that runs from the hotwater heater off and the middle one that connects the two on.I have done this before with no problem.This time i drained the tank using the pump but i didnt think i runned it dry because it was still flowing when i shut the pump off.the water stopped shortly after..Im pretty sure its a priming problem because it worked fine when i shut it off.I just wasnt sure how to self prime it.I think i got it.I think i need to feed the antifreeze directly with a turkey baster or something similar and than once it excepts it shut the pump off and put it in the antifreeze?I tryed to open faucets and toilet but not for very long.It will take me a while to get back to to try these things because it is in storage and i am over the road but i will have to get back to it soon before the weather gets bad.Thanks for all the replies as always.Great forum
joe0508 10/22/17 06:55pm Tech Issues
water pump

I have a surflow water pump 40psi.I went to winterize it.I drained all the water from the water heater and bypassed it.I than drained the fresh water tank using the water pump and letting the water pump out the holding tank.Than after i saw the water was slowing down from the faucet i shut the pump off and let the water stop at the faucet.Than i took my jug of antifreeze to the pump where i took off the fitting from the tank to the pump.Than i fitted a straight pipe with an elbow so i could put it down in the antifreeze.After i got all that put together.I turned on the faucet than the pump.The pump operated but didnt pump out any antifreeze from the jug and nothing from the faucet not even a spit.I think i need to prime it but dont know how?
joe0508 10/21/17 06:41pm Tech Issues
propane tank

What fittings do i need to hook up a mr buddy heater to a 20 pound rino tank?I will be using this inside the rv so i plan on getting a propane detector and crack a window.Any other ideas will be appriciated.
joe0508 03/25/17 09:05pm Tech Issues
RE: furnace

I think i will retire the furnace for a while and get a mister budddy or something.Thinks for all your thoughts on the matter.I think i will try the camera snake idea soon but for now i think i will just use the furnace for emergencies only.
joe0508 01/20/17 11:30pm Tech Issues
RE: furnace

Buzzing on a DC circuit sounds like a bad connection. Are you running on just battery power? Or unplug and see if the buzz continues.Its running on a 4000 watt onan generator that came with the rv.I have replaced the thermostat with the one on ebay that i gave a description of.I have already had it serviced and cleaned.I had the delay switch checked which is no where near the sound.This is what has been going on before i did all this work and still no help.When i turn on the furnace it does what it is supposed to do.All the way up untill the burner kicks off and the fan just keeps blowing cold air.So i go to the thermostat and turn it up just a hair and i start to hear the sound that i described earlier and the burner kicks back on and all is well untill the next cycle.
joe0508 01/17/17 12:42am Tech Issues
RE: furnace

Sound NOT coming from the thermostat....correct? Sound is coming from another area....would this be close to where furnace is? It is probably the 'timed delay relay' in furnace that is buzzingIts not coming from the thermostat.Matter of fact its not coming from anywhere near the furnace.Let me try and give you an idea of the layout.Its a 92 thor pinnacle by the way.The thermostat is in the back where the bedroom is and the furnace is in the kitchen area.The sound is coming from inside the upper wall close to the ceiling on the passenger side.The thermostat is on the driver side.The only way i can see to get to it is through the wall and i dont really wont to do that.
joe0508 01/15/17 09:45pm Tech Issues

I have an odd situation with my furnace.I am sorry to begin with that i dont have much info on make and model but maybe i can get some more possibilities from the info i provide.The thermostat is a atwood hydro flame furnace thermostat 38452.Look it up on ebay you will see a picture of it.Anyway when i set it to a certain temp on the opposite side of the rv behind the wall i can hear a buzzing sound and the when this happens it seems to effects the cycling as well.Any ideas what the buzzing sound is?It all most sounds machanical mixed with something shortening out.Im pretty sure its related to the thermostat but i dont know if it is something that is gonna burn my wheels down or not?Thanks and i appriciate any ideas y all have.
joe0508 01/15/17 09:21pm Tech Issues
RE: generator

I will say it again. Model and serial number would help. Most common thing is glassed over slip rings. Rotation cleans them enough to let it start producing power. This is very hard on the regulator if it has one. Can destroy it for about 300-400 dollars.Can starting it more often be a solution?Its an onan but i dont have the serial.
joe0508 01/12/17 06:40pm Tech Issues
RE: generator

Gummed up carburettor? Try some SeaFoam in the gas, I'd dump the gas tank and use new fuel too.I understand how this would cause hard starting but how would it make the voltage do as i explained?
joe0508 01/12/17 05:02pm Tech Issues

I have a 4000 watt onan generator.I let it set without exercising it for longer than i wonted like 2 or 3 months.Yesturday when i finally got around to it i started the rv motor.After a few minutes i went to start the generator and it really didnt wont to start.After about 3 trys it finally started.My voltage regulator went off telling me low voltage.It was like 80 or so.The voltage slowly rised to normal but this is the first time this has happened and i dont know what to make of it.Could someone give some idea what is happening?I appriciate it.
joe0508 01/12/17 04:15pm Tech Issues
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